New Castle, Delaware
Community History and Archaeology Program 

New Castle downtown businesses of the past

New Castle once had numerous stores includling at least 3 each auto dealers, bakeries, barbers, drug stores, groceries, restaurants, shoemakers, taverns and variety stores.

Francis Pollard & Carl Witt put together a list of businesses they recalled in town, and then drove around to identify the addresses of 92 establishments! Added to this list are photographs of many of them as well as a few businesses that they missed which show up in the early photographs

Click on column headings to sort by type of business or street
PhotoBusiness nameType#Street
AMERICAN, ACMEGrocery210Delaware Sheet
ARSENAL ON THE GREENRestaurantMarket Sheet
XBENNETT'S Florist5East Second Skeet
BIGGSDry goods308Delaware Sheet
XBURRISTearoom208Delaware Street
CAMPBELL ( Bill & TOBINBarber shop312Delaware Street
CAMPBELL (Jim)Barber shop4West Fifth Street
CANNONS Liquor129East Second Sheet
CAROUTHER'SAntiquesTown Hall
CHALLENGER (William,) COLLECTABLES204Delaware Street
XCHALLENGER'SDrugs11East Second Skeet
CHINESE LAUNDRYLaundry123Delaware Street
CLATON'S Grocery34East Fourth Street
CLYMER'S Grocery124East Second Street
COURT HOUSETearoomCourt House
CRAMER, W.L. INSURANCEInsuranceCourt House,
DAVISDrugs3East Second Skeet
DEAKYNE'SCoalyardDelaware Skeet & Wharf
DR. BACON (eyes)Doctor10West Third Street
DR. BALLARDDoctor3East Second Street
DR. BEATTYDoctorDalby Alley
DR. BOOKERDoctorr2 East Third Sheet
DR. CAMPBELL ( Dentist )Doctor179 West Fifth Sheet
DR. CARLDentist116Delaware Street
DR. DODDDoctor411Delaware Sheet
DR. KOETHERDoctor3East Second Sheet
DR, ? (Foot)Doctor38East Sixth Street
DR. McGUIREDoctor25East Nth Street & 214 Delaware Street
DR. MOSS (Eye)Doctor35East Sixth Street
DR. REYNOLDSDoctor10East Fourth & 313 Delaware Sheet
DR. RICHIEDoctor35West Fifth Street
DR. ROSENTHALDoctor208Delaware Sheet
DR. SILVERMANDentist37West Fifth Street
DRISCOLL'S Tavern230East Second Sheet
EAGLE DYE WORKSDry Cleaners126Delaware Street
EARLE THEATER (Silver & Koezak )TheaterFifth & Delaware Sheets
GOUDIS DRY GOODS9East Second Sheet
GULF GAS STATIONGas619Delaware Street
HARTNER'S MUSIC STOREMusic411Harmony Sheet
HENRY'S UpholsteryFourth & Foundry Sheets
XHOTEL LOUISEHotel224Delaware Street
HAUT'S (Henry) Appliances208 Delaware Street
HOY'S 5 & 10 (2 Locations)Variety202&308 Delaware Sheet
JOHN C. ROMANRealtor202 Delaware Sheet
KEMERY'S (2 locationsGrocery'Third & Harmony & 18 East. Fourth Street
XPAUL KERN (2 two locations)Drugs3 East Second & Third & Delaware Streets
KAISER - FRAISER Auto3 Delaware Street
LAUTER 'S Drugs222 Delaware Street
LENOIR'S Notions13 East Second Sheet
McCAUGHNS GrocerySecond & Harmony Steels
McKNITT, FLORENCE,GrocerySecond & Chestnut Sheets
MITCHELL Contractor425 Delaware Street
NEWSOM'S Drugs222 Delaware Street
NEW CASTLE CLUBSheriff's House,, Market Street
NEW CASTLE - PENNSVILLEFerryChestnut Street & River
NEW CASTLE TRUST COBank220 Delaware Sheet
O'DONALD'S Variety308/310Delaware Street
PENN MART Grocery210 Delaware Street
PHILLIPS GiftsCourt House
PINDER'S601 Delaware Street
POMPEI Restaurant702 Delaware Street
PLATT'S GROCERY & SHOESGrocery122 Delaware Sheet
XPRESTON'S Barber shop115 Delaware Sheet
PRESTON'S Beauty113 Delaware Sheet
QUILLEN'S FORDAuto11 3/1 15 West Sixth Street Wilmington Road
XREESE (Jack) & TOBINBarber shopTown Hall
SANTUCCI TailorFifth & Delaware Sheets
XSABITINO (father)Shoemaker113 Delaware Street
SABITINO (son)Shoemaker412 Delaware Street
STEELE'S Barber shop
STOOPE'S Hardware312 Delaware Street
? SUB SHOPRestaurant406 Delaware Street
SWANSON Florist202 Delaware Street
THATCHER'S DAIRYDairySecond Street & Plum Alley
THE GREEN FROGTavern114 Delaware Street
THE LOG CABIN Tavern114 Delaware Sheet
THOMAS Barber shop406 Delaware Skeet
THOMPSONIce cream406 Delaware Street
TOBIN'S Candy410 Delaware Skeet
XTOBIN'S Butcher414 Delaware Street
TRAVERS CHEVROLETAuto401 Chestnut Sheet
XWALDMANSTailor116 Delaware Street
WALKER'SBowling alley29 West Third Sheet
XVALLET'S Bakery51 East Second Steel
WALZ Butcher110 East Third Street
WASSOM'S Variety308/310 Delaware Sheet
WHITE'S Ice cream204 Delaware Street
WITT'SBakery200 Delaware Sheet
XBoulden'sDry goods25The Strand
EliasonLumberRte 9
XFarmers BankBank4The Strand
XGilpin HouseHotel, TavernDelaware Street
GambacortaAutoRte. 9
XGeorge Co.Realtors
GebhartFuneral home
XHatton's Meat MarketButcherTown Hall
XKingIceHarmony & The Strand
XJas.H. MallettDentistnext to George&co
XNC Cotton Glove & NC NewsManuf., NewsSouth & Fifth
XC.B.Weggenmann Boots & ShoesShoemakerEast Second Street
XWhalensCafe1Delaware Street
XSheridan's??Variety29West Fourth Street
?? Bakery25 West Fourth Street

Jim Meek '08